Remaking “Women” and Contemporary Chinese Feminism——Based on The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism

Shanjie Zhu (College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University)

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The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism gives an historical retrospective of China in the past 100 years with a 20th century global perspective, probes about in-depth and multi-level Chinese women and contemporary social problems by tracing the evolution of the left-wing ideological context, and elaborates on the remaking of “women” creatively by virtue of the historical heritage of socialism. It is of great significance in responding to new changes and new issues taking place in contemporary Chinese feminism. For instance, in today’s China, while analyzing gender equality, people have to focus not only on the relationship between the sexes, but on development within women’s groups and on relations among class/strata also. Therefore, remaking “women” and how to remake “women”, in the Chinese context today, are important issues to feminists, as they will tell, to a certain extent, if gender studies can effectively respond to social issues in contemporary China.  


Remaking “women”; Left-wing thought; Feminism; Contemporary China

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